This is the Phoenix College Biology Dept. garden area.
150 sq. ft. of the above plot will be used in this project.
The great thing about any gardening project for the student is that it is extremely flexible. Projects can be as large or small or simple or complicated as fits the needs of the students. The amount of scientific knowledge that can be derived from gardening is extremely underrated. In order for the student to learn the most from their gardening experience the right questions must be asked and the right observations made. This means planning ahead. Don't just plant a bunch of seeds and see what happens, plant those seed with a purpose and plan to answer some question. In my project the question simply is, "how many pounds of food can I grow and what is the value of that food?" Other questions may involve different fertilizers or soils, comparing hybrid crops to heirloom, or different planting techniques. Check back in the coming moths to see the results of our gardening experiment.